A Sparkling New Year’s Celebration and Mini Parfaits
We’re ushering in the New Year with Sparkling Mini Parfaits~ a festive and party size dessert~ easy to assemble and alter with your ingredients, making them as fancy or simple as you like!
My 2.5 ounce tasting glasses came from Pier 1 several years ago, but versions are readily available at Bed, Bath & Beyond, World Market and even T.J. Maxx & HomeGoods from time to time.
For quick assembly, I started with pound cake from the grocery store I cut in cubes, but you could use any flavor of cake or even cupcakes. Layer your cake of choice with lemon curd, custard or pudding, chocolate fudge or ganache, add some fruit if you like, top with whipped cream and some gold sparkling sugar!
The controversial silver dragées have been used for cake and cookie decoration for years and add a little festive sparkle of silver for New Year’s. I don’t use them on a regular basis so I wasn’t worried about the small quantity in the parfaits, but if you’re concerned, eliminate them and stick with sanding sugar in silver and gold instead.
And gold sparkling sugar is rimming
our toasting glasses in celebration!
I found mine on the cake decorating aisle of Michaels .
Add a sparkler in
celebration and light. . .
New Years Eve Cupcake Bark
What you’ll need:
Wilton black chocolate melts
Gold and white sprinkles
Glass microwave safe bowl
Room in the refrigerator
1. Start by clearing room in your refrigerator. Trust me, when you get into this and there’s melted chocolate in random places in your kitchen because you decided to make this with the kiddos, you’re will thank yourself. Clear out a space to put the baking sheet in for later.
2. In your completely dry microwave safe bowl, melt down the black candy melts. Start by zapping it for 1 minute and stir. If the chocolate is not all the way melted, keep microwaving in 10-15 second bursts while stirring in between. You want a smooth consistency.
3. Spread the melted chocolate out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Use a spatula to get it nice and smooth. You want a thinner layer so it’ll break up easier.
4. Sprinkle the mini-marshmallows over the chocolate bark. Finish with a health sprinkle of white and gold sparkle sprinkles.
Champagne Gelatin Bites
Pop some bottles of champagne for these Champagne Bites. They’re just what the adults want for the holiday season. Make these Champagne Bites for your next party, whether you’re celebrating a birthday, New Year’s Eve or just because!What You Need Select All 25 Servings 3 env. (1/4 oz. each) KNOX Unflavored Gelatine 1/4 cup granulated sugar 1 bottle (750 mL) sweet sparkling white wine 1/4 cup white sparkling decorating sugarADD TO CART ADD TO SHOPPING LISTPlease use alcohol responsibly.
What do you need 25 Servings
3 env. (1/4 oz. each) KNOX Unflavored Gelatine
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 bottle (750 mL) sweet sparkling white wine
1/4 cup white sparkling decorating sugar
Let’s Make It1Combine gelatine and granulated sugar in large microwaveable bowl. Stir in wine. Let stand 3 min. or until gelatine is softened. Microwave on HIGH 3 min. or until gelatine and sugar are dissolved, stirring after each minute.2Pour into 8-inch square pan sprayed with cooking spray.3Refrigerate 3 hours or until firm.4Dip bottom of pan in warm water 15 sec. Unmold gelatine mixture onto cutting board. Cut gelatine into 5 rows, then cut each row into 5 pieces. Top with sprinkles.